Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Euryopis  Menge, 1868   16 species

Euryopis laeta  (Westring, 1861)

Description

Cymbium with short distal process. Epigynal groove partly covered by a plate anteriorly. Prosoma black. Sternum black. Chelicerae black. Femur light yellow, also coxa and trochanter. Tibia brown-black. Metatarsus and tarsus red-brown. Opisthosoma black, dorsally with 2 large, irregular bright spots posteriorly, that sometimes merge above the spinnerets.

Body length male: 2.5-3 mm
Body length female: 2.5-3 mm
Additional information

near the ground amongst heath or under stones. In Central Europe only in some very warm places

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe, Tunisia, Turkey, Caucasus, Russia (Europe to South Siberia), Kazakhstan, Central Asia
Phenology
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Figures
References

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Updates
11-06-2015 Distribution update Old value
29-07-2014 Distribution update Old value